Vision Fitness | R2600HRT | Owner`s Guide

O w n e r’s
Guide
E3600HRT AND R2600HRT
COMMERCIAL FITNESS BIKES
C ongratulations on choosing a VISION FITNESS Bike. You’ve taken an
important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program! Your
Bike is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your facility’s fitness
goals. Regular use of your Bike can improve the quality of your members’
lives in so many ways.
Here are just a few of the health benefits of aerobic exercise:
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Weight Loss
A Healthier Heart
Improved Muscle Tone
Increased Daily Energy Levels
Reduced Stress
Help in Countering Anxiety and Depression
An Improved Self Image
The key to reaping these benefits is to develop the exercise habit. Your
new Bike will be an important tool in helping your members achieve this
exercise habit. This Owner’s Guide provides you with basic information
on using this VISION FITNESS Bike. A more complete knowledge of your
new Bike will assist you in helping your members achieve their goals.
Some kinds of service to your Bike should only be performed by your
VISION FITNESS retailer. Please contact your authorized VISION FITNESS
retailer should service be required. If a question or problem arises which
cannot be handled by your VISION FITNESS retailer, please contact us:
VISION FITNESS
500 South CP Avenue
P.O. Box 280
Lake Mills, WI 53551
Ph: 1.800.335.4348
Fax: 1.920.648.3373
www.visionfitness.com
Table of Contents
CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS . . 13
CSAFE PORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS . . . . . . . . . 16
USING THE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . 20
USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM . . . 22
USING HEART RATE TRAINING . . . . . 23
TELEMETRIC HEART RATE
CHEST STRAP, PLACEMENT . . . . . . . 24
ALL HRT PROGRAMS, ADJUSTING
TARGET HEART RATE . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
USING CUSTOM PROGRAMS . . . . . . 27
ENGINEERING MODE . . . . . . . . . . . 28
GENERAL
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SERVICE AND TROUBLESHOOTING . . 29
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
TROUBLESHOOTING HEART RATE
MONITOR CHEST STRAP . . . . . . . . . 32
LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY . . . 34
COMMERCIAL WARRANTY . . . . . . . . 36
DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM . 38
EXERCISE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . 39
TARGET HEART RATE . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION . . . . 41
BALANCED FITNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
STRETCHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
WEEKLY WORKOUT LOGS . . . . . . . . 46
MONTHLY WORKOUT LOGS . . . . . . 48
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GENERAL
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . 4
ASSEMBLY & MOVING THE BIKE . . . 6
PLACEMENT & STABILIZING THE BIKE,
PEDAL STRAP ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . 7
E3600HRT SEAT ADJUSTMENT,
SEAT POSITIONING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
R2600HRT SEAT ADJUSTMENT,
LUMBAR ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . 9
SELF-POWERED FEATURE . . . . . . . . 10
CONTACT HEART RATE . . . . . . . . . . 11
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CONSOLE MAST
HANDLEBARS
CONSOLE
SEAT HANDLEBARS
CONSOLE MAST
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
ACCESSORY
TRAY
REAR FOOT
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FRONT FOOT &
TRANSPORT WHEELS
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COMMERCIAL SEMI-RECUMBENT FITNESS BIKE
CONSOLE
MULTI-POSITION
HANDLEBARS
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ACCESSORY
TRAY
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
CONSOLE MAST
SEAT
POST
REAR FOOT
FRONT FOOT &
TRANSPORT WHEELS
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COMMERCIAL UPRIGHT FITNESS BIKE
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ALL MODELS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this exercise product.
Your VISION FITNESS Bike is self-generating (requiring no external power
source) and must be pedaled to power-up the console.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or injury
to persons:
• Use this exercise product for its intended use as described in this
Owner’s Guide. Only use attachments recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
• Do not remove the Bike sidecovers. Service should be performed only by
an authorized VISION FITNESS retailer.
• Never operate this Bike if it is not working properly or if it has been
damaged or immersed in water. Return the Bike to a retailer for
examination and repair.
• Do not use outdoors.
CHILDREN
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Keep children off of your Bike at all times.
When the Bike is in use, young children and pets should be kept at least
10 feet away.
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OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR VISION FITNESS BIKE
CAUTION! If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of
breath, stop exercising immediately and consult your physician before
continuing.
• Do not wear loose clothing that might catch on any part of the Bike.
• Read this Owner’s Guide before operating this Bike.
• Drink plenty of fluids during your workout.
CLEANING
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Clean only with soap and a slightly damp cloth; never use solvents.
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ASSEMBLY
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It is recommended, when possible, that an authorized VISION FITNESS
retailer assemble your Bike. If you have elected to assemble this product
yourself, for your safety please read and follow each of the steps in the
enclosed assembly instructions. If you have any questions regarding any
part or function of your Bike, contact your retailer.
MOVING
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Your VISION FITNESS Bike has transport wheels included for ease of
mobility. To move your Semi-Recumbent Bike, firmly grasp the rear of the
frame assembly, or the rear of the seat rail. Carefully lift and roll on the
transport wheels. To move your Upright Bike, firmly grasp the handlebars,
carefully tip toward you, and roll on the transport wheels.
CAUTION: Our Bikes are well-built and heavy, weighing up to 160 pounds!
Use care and additional help if necessary.
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STABILIZING THE BIKE
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After positioning the Bike in its
intended location, check its
stability by attempting to rock it
side to side. Rocking or wobbling
indicates that your Bike needs to
be leveled. Determine which
leveler is not resting completely on
the floor. Loosen the wing nut at
the base of the leveler to allow the
leveler to rotate. Now rotate the
leveler to the left or right until the
Bike is stable. Lock the adjustment
by tightening the wing nut against
the rear foot support.
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PEDAL STRAP ADJUSTMENT
The straps are designed to fit your
individual foot size and should be
adjusted tight enough to keep your
feet from slipping. The pedals
include spring-loaded clips for
easy adjustment. To tighten the
strap, pull down the open end of
the strap. To loosen the strap, push
down on the top of the clip and
pull the strap up. Release the clip
to lock in place.
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SEAT ADJUSTMENT E3600HRT
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Your E3600HRT comes equipped
with a ratcheting seat post for easy
adjustment. To raise your seat,
loosen the adjustment knob by
turning two half turns in a
counterclockwise direction. Place
your hand under the rear of the
seat and lift to the desired setting.
Tighten the adjustment knob two
half turns in a clockwise direction.
Before sitting on the seat, push
down on the seat to make sure it
does not slip and is secure.
To lower the seat, loosen the adjustment knob by turning two half turns in
a counterclockwise direction. Place one hand under the rear of the seat,
and pull the seat pin out with the other hand. Lower the seat to its desired
location. Release seat pin so the pin inserts into a hole in the seat post.
Push down on the seat to make sure it is secure. Tighten the adjustment
knob two half turns in a clockwise direction.
SEAT POSITIONING
To determine proper seat position, sit on the seat and position the ball of
your foot on the center of the pedal. Your knee should bend slightly at the
furthest pedal position. You should be able to pedal without locking your
knees or shifting your weight from side to side.
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While seated on the Bike, lift the
spring-loaded seat lever on the
right side of the seat to make
adjustments. Slide the seat forward
or backward to desired location.
Release the spring-loaded seat
lever and gently attempt to rock
forward and backward to assure it
is locked in place.
LUMBAR ADJUSTABLE SEAT R2600HRT
One of the principal reasons people do not exercise is because it is
uncomfortable for them. On the Semi-Recumbent Bike, the component that
has the largest impact on comfort is the seat. If your seat is comfortable,
you are more likely to finish your workouts and achieve your fitness goals.
With the VISION FITNESS lumbar control system, you can adjust the
lumbar (lower back) support specifically for your needs. This will allow a
longer, more comfortable workout and will help you achieve your goals sooner.
To adjust the lumbar support,
simply turn the knob located near the
bottom of the backrest on the seat:
to increase the lumbar support,
turn the knob in a clockwise
direction; to decrease support,
turn the knob in a counterclockwise direction.
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SELF-POWERED FEATURE
The R2600HRT and E3600HRT are self-powered units, requiring no
external power source. When a user pedals at a speed above 20
revolutions per minute (RPM), the power is generated to allow the Bike to
function properly. Because of this self-generating feature, the console
feedback will fade away when you cease pedaling. The console does,
however, use a 9-volt battery as backup to save your feedback information
for 30 seconds from the time you stopped pedaling. If you resume
pedaling within the 30 seconds, the information will reappear. If the
information does not appear within the 30 seconds, your battery may
need to be plugged in or replaced.
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CONTACT HEART RATE
HAND PULSE HEART RATE SENSORS
The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors are included on each product to monitor
your heart rate. To use, grasp both of the sensors with a comfortable grip
during your workout. The console will display your heart rate. Although
your signal will be displayed immediately, it may take the system a few
seconds to zero in on your actual heart rate.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE OVERVIEW
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The computerized display allows the user to select a workout that meets
their desired fitness goals. It also allows the user to monitor the progress
and feedback of each workout so they can track improvements in overall
fitness over time.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
A. START/HOLD TO RESET
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Press the START key to begin a MANUAL workout immediately without
having to set individual information. When the program begins, you
have the ability to adjust resistance levels with the ARROW buttons.
Feedback information will be calculated using default settings.
PAUSE: If you need to PAUSE your program during a workout, pressing
the START button will PAUSE your program for 30 seconds. Pressing
START will return you to your workout.
RESET: If you need to RESET the console during your workout, you can
do so by holding down the START button for three seconds or until the
display resets.
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B. ENTER/HOLD TO SCAN
This button is used after entering each piece of information in setup
such as age, weight, or level.
SCAN: When exercising in a program, pressing the ENTER button will
allow you to SCAN the heart rate display views. If you hold down the
ENTER button for three seconds during your workout, the SCAN
function will automatically alternate heart rate display views.
C. ARROW BUTTONS
These buttons are used to change values in setup mode prior to your workout.
During your workout, they are used to change workout levels. In HRT®
programs, they are used to change your target heart rate.
D. PROGRAM BUTTONS
These buttons provide quick access to your favorite workouts. There is
no need to scroll through the programs to find the one you want.
Simply press the program button and begin user setup.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS (continued)
E. PROFILE DISPLAY
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This window provides a dot matrix profile of the workout segments
you are about to complete, as well as the ones you have already
completed, and the level of resistance for each segment.
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MESSAGE/FEEDBACK WINDOWS
These windows provide step-by-step instructions in the setup mode,
instructions, feedback and motivational messages during your workout.
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FEEDBACK:
During your workout, these windows display exercise feedback
about your workout, including:
TIME: the time elapsed or the time remaining in your workout.
SPEED: the pedaling speed in miles or kilometers per hour.
DISTANCE: the total distance traveled in miles or kilometers since
the start of your workout.
RPM: the pedal rate or Revolutions Per Minute (RPM).
WATTS: a measurement of workload; one watt is equal to six
kilogram-meters per minute.
CALORIES: an estimate of calories burned since the beginning of
the workout.
LEVEL: the current resistance level of your workout.
METS: a measurement of oxygen consumption; one MET equals
the approximate amount of oxygen consumed per minute by a
person at rest.
NOTE: At the end of your workout, the totals will be displayed as
averages of your total workout time. The only exceptions are
distance and calories, which are program totals.
G. HEART RATE/HRT FEEDBACK WINDOW
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This window provides feedback on your current heart rate and the
percent of your predicted maximum heart rate (% Heart Rate). It also
includes your target heart rate when using one of the HRT® programs
on the 600HRT products.
CSAFE PORTS
Two CSAFE ports allow the VISION FITNESS Bike to be connected to
various networks or entertainment systems.
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CSAFE: This feature enables the console to upload user workout
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statistics to a network database such as Fitlinxx®.
CARDIO: This feature allows the console to power a third-party
receiver for entertainment systems such as Cardio Theater®.
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BATTERY COMPARTMENT
Make sure a 9-volt battery is plugged into the console for backup memory.
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THE 600HRT SERIES PROGRAMS
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS
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the resistance remains at a set level unless you
decide to change it.
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MANUAL is a user-controlled program in which
INTERVAL is an efficient workout that
strengthens your cardiovascular system by
alternating work intervals and recovery
intervals. Be sure to challenge yourself with
intense work intervals.
WEIGHT LOSS is a program designed to target
your stored body fat. This program is generally
used at a slightly lower resistance level but
runs for longer durations than other programs.
CONSTANT WATTS is a program that lets you
exercise at a set work level. As you increase
your pedal rate (your RPM), your resistance
will decrease; as you decrease your pedal
rate, your resistance will increase.
SPRINT 8 is an anaerobically-based interval
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program. It is effective in recruiting fast twitch
muscle fibers and improving athletic
performance.
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HRT CARDIO is a high-intensity program that keeps you at the upper range
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of your predicted maximum heart rate and promotes cardiovascular
endurance and maximum calorie burning. The user must grasp the hand
pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate chest strap during use. The
program will automatically adjust resistance to keep you at 80% of your
predicted maximum heart rate.
HRT WEIGHT LOSS is a lower intensity workout that will help your body burn
a higher percentage of calories from your body’s fat reserves. The user
must grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate chest
strap during use. The program will automatically adjust resistance to keep
you at 65% of your predicted maximum heart rate.
HRT INTERVAL alternates between effort intervals of 80% and 70% of your
predicted maximum heart rate. This program is designed to increase your
cardiovascular fitness capacity. The user must grasp the hand pulse
sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate chest strap during use.
HRT HILL increases your intensity level from 60% to 70% to 80% of your
predicted maximum heart rate to promote cardiovascular strength and
endurance. The user must grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear a
telemetric heart rate chest strap during use.
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CUSTOM allows you to preset up to five workout profiles by setting the
workload of each segment in the program. You have the ability to save or
change the workouts whenever you wish.
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USING THE PROGRAMS
SELECTING EASY START
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The easiest way to begin
exercising is to simply press the
START button. You will begin
exercising in a MANUAL
resistance program in which you
can change the resistance levels to
meet your goals. Current default
settings will be used to determine
exercise feedback.
SELECTING A PROGRAM
Each program has its own
program button. Press the button of
the program you would like to use.
You can also use the arrow buttons
to scroll through the program
options and see the exercise
profiles for each of the programs.
ENTERING AGE
When prompted by the message
center to enter your age, use the
UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust displayed age to the correct
value.
This
information
is
necessary for the HRT® programs
and will affect your “% Heart Rate”
feedback.
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ENTERING TIME
When prompted by the message
center to enter weight, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed weight to
equal your current body weight.
This information is necessary to give
accurate exercise feedback for
calorie and MET calculations.
ENTERING LEVEL
When prompted by the message
center to enter level, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed resistance
level. There are 20 levels of
resistance to choose from in each
program. The maximum resistance
level varies by program.
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When prompted by the message
center to enter a time, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed exercise time
to a desired value.
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The CONSTANT WATTS program will ask you to set the desired WATT
level instead of resistance levels. The WATT level will range from 40 to 250
in increments of five.
The HRT CARDIO and HRT WEIGHT LOSS programs will set your target heart
rate in the place of resistance level. The console will display your target heart
rate and give you the opportunity to adjust this value if you wish.
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USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM
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The SPRINT 8 program is an anaerobic interval program designed to build
muscle, improve speed, and naturally increase the release of Human
Growth Hormone (HGH) in your body. Producing HGH through exercise
and a proper diet has been shown as an effective way to burn fat and
build lean muscle mass according to Phil Campbell, author of Ready, Set,
GO! SYNERGY FITNESS. Please go to Mr. Campbell’s website,
www.readysetgofitness.com, for more details about this radical new
approach to fitness.
The SPRINT 8 program features intense sprint intervals followed by
recovery intervals. The program includes the following phases:
1. WARM-UP should gradually increase your heart rate and increase
respiration and blood flow to working muscles. The warm-up is
controlled by the user to meet your specific needs.
2. INTERVAL TRAINING starts immediately after the warm-up with a
30-second sprint interval. Seven recovery intervals of one minute
and 30 seconds will alternate with the eight 30-second sprint
intervals. The message display will prompt you to increase your
pedal rate during the sprint interval and decrease pedal rate
during the recovery interval. A difference of 30 to 50 RPM
between sprint interval and recovery interval is recommended.
3. COOL-DOWN helps return your body’s systems to resting levels. Less
demand is placed on your heart during recovery if an appropriate
cool-down is used following the exercise.
Due to the fact that this is a specialized training program, total workout time
is not displayed during the program. The interval time is displayed in the
time window instead. It takes only 20 minutes to complete the SPRINT 8
workout.
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USING HEART RATE TRAINING
WHAT IS HEART RATE TRAINING?
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Heart Rate Training means exercising at an intensity that keeps you in your
ideal heart rate zone. Your personal heart rate training zone depends on
your fitness goal, such as weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, or
strength building. Refer to page 40 for more information on heart rate
training zones. VISION FITNESS HRT® programs are set up to keep you
at an ideal heart rate based on your fitness goal. These programs
automatically adjust resistance based on your heart rate readings.
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The 600HRT console features four programs (HRT Weight Loss, HRT Cardio,
HRT Interval, and HRT Hill) that offer the benefits of Heart Rate Training. Refer
to page 26 for more details on these programs.
• These programs use the predicted maximum heart rate formula
(220 minus age) to determine your predicted maximum heart rate.
Some individuals have higher or lower maximum heart rates than
determined by this formula. The programs allow you to modify your
Target Heart Rate to achieve your personal goals.
HAND PULSE HEART RATE SENSORS
The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors are included on each product to monitor
your heart rate. To use, grasp both of the sensors with a comfortable grip
during your workout. The console will display your heart rate. Although
your signal will be displayed immediately, it may take the system a few
seconds to zero in on your actual heart rate.
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NOTE: The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors will work for the HRT® programs,
but it is recommended to use the telemetric chest strap for an uninterrupted
signal and ease of use.
TELEMETRIC HEART RATE CHEST STRAP
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The wireless Telemetric Chest Strap uses a pair of electrodes on the
underside of the strap to send your heart rate signal to the console. Prior
to wearing the chest strap, moisten the two rubber electrode pads with
several drops of water. These electrodes must remain wet to provide an
accurate signal. We advise using the chest strap against your skin, but it
also functions through a thin layer of wet clothing.
STRAP PLACEMENT
Center the transmitter strap just below the breast or pectoral muscles,
directly over your sternum with the VISION FITNESS logo facing out. Adjust
the elastic strap so it is snug but comfortable enough for proper breathing.
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ALL HRT PROGRAMS
While exercising in one of the
HRT® programs, you may decide
the target heart rate needs to be
adjusted. To adjust your target
heart rate, use the UP ▲ arrow or
DOWN ▼ arrow. Push ENTER to
select.
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ADJUSTING TARGET HEART RATE
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During the workout, the user will grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear the
telemetric chest strap to send their heart rate signal to a receiver in the
console. The console will continuously monitor the heart rate, adjusting the
resistance level of the Bike to keep your heart rate within five beats of your
target heart rate. By using the SCAN button, the heart rate feedback
window conveniently displays your Heart Rate, % Heart Rate, and your
Target Heart Rate to keep you informed about your current heart rate. Each
program will begin with a five-minute warm-up. When the workout time
has been completed, the console will begin a five-minute cool-down. The
user will be responsible for adjusting resistance to meet their needs during
the warm-up and cool-down.
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HRT CARDIO
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The HRT CARDIO program is designed to maintain your heart rate at 80%
of your predicted maximum heart rate. It is intended to improve efficiency
and endurance of your cardiovascular system by working your heart, lungs
and circulatory systems. This is a great workout for anyone, but beginners
may want to start lower and build their way up to 80% of their predicted
maximum heart rate.
HRT WEIGHT LOSS
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The HRT WEIGHT LOSS program is designed to maintain your heart rate
at 65% of your predicted maximum heart rate. The goal of this program
is to burn calories by using your body’s fat reserves as the primary fuel
during exercise and to improve the efficiency of your workout by
eliminating over-training or under-training. This is a great workout for
beginners.
HRT INTERVAL
The HRT INTERVAL program is designed to increase aerobic endurance
and your overall fitness level, increase endurance of muscle fibers, and
increase the amount of calories burned in your exercise session. This
program consists of alternating effort and recovery intervals of three
minutes in duration. The target heart rate for your effort interval will be
80% of your predicted maximum heart rate, while the target heart rate for
your recovery intervals will be 70% of your predicted maximum heart rate.
The three-minute interval begins when you reach your target heart rate for
that particular interval.
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The HRT HILL program uses three different target heart rates to build
cardiovascular strength and endurance. The resistance will adjust until your
heart rate reaches the target heart rate for three separate hills. The hills will
be set at 60%, 70%, and 80% of your predicted maximum heart rate. The
program will keep you at each heart rate level for two minutes from the
time the target heart rate is reached. The program will repeat the series of
hills until the workout time is complete.
USING CUSTOM PROGRAMS
The CUSTOM programs allow five separate workout choices to be set
and then stored for future use.
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Setup for the CUSTOM programs begins just as any other program. The
user will push the CUSTOM program button, set age, set time, and set
weight. At this point, the console will ask the user to select one of five
CUSTOM programs. If the programs have not yet been set, the user can
follow these setup instructions:
1. Use the arrows to select one of five CUSTOM programs.
2. Press ENTER to select.
3. The dot on the bottom left corner of the dot matrix will now be
flashing. Use the UP ▲ or DOWN ▼ arrow to adjust the resistance
of the first segment to your desired setting.
4. Push ENTER to select.
5. Continue setting each segment until all 16 segments have been set.
6. When you have pressed ENTER after the final segment, the
program will automatically begin.
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Each program will remain saved in the console’s memory and can be used
over again.
If the CUSTOM programs have already been saved, you have two
options:
1. Press START to begin the program as it has been set.
2. Press ENTER to begin resetting each segment for a new program.
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ENGINEERING MODE
Engineering mode consists of 11 optional settings. Use the engineering
mode to enable certain features or displays on your Bike console.
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ENTERING AND USING ENGINEERING MODE
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• Press and hold the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons for approximately three
seconds.
• The console will beep and display engineering modes and optional
settings. Use the UP ▲ or DOWN ▼ buttons to scroll through the options.
Press the ENTER button to select the appropriate mode or setting.
OPTIONAL SETTINGS
SETTING
DESCRIPTION
MAX TIME
SET A MAXIMUM WORKOUT TIME
USER TIME
SET A DEFAULT TIME FOR ALL PROGRAMS
DF AGE
SET A DEFAULT AGE FOR ALL PROGRAMS
DF WEIGHT
UNIT
SET THE BIKE TO MILES OR KILOMETERS
MACHINE
SET UNIT TO BIKE OR ELLIPTICAL MODE
AC TIME
DISPLAY ACCUMULATED HOURS OF USE
AC DIST
DISPLAY ACCUMULATED MILES OR KM OF USE
DISPLAY TEST
USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO TEST LED DISPLAYS
MACHINE TEST
USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO TEST MECHANICAL AND CSAFE FUNCTIONS
VERSION
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SET A DEFAULT WEIGHT FOR ALL PROGRAMS
DISPLAY CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSION
• Use the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons within each setting to change the setting.
• Press the START button to save settings.
• To EXIT engineering mode, press and hold the START button for three seconds.
SERVICE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS
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Locate Bike in a cool, dry place.
Clean the top surface of the pedals regularly.
Make sure pedals are kept tight to crank arms.
Keep the display console free from fingerprints and salt buildup
caused by sweat.
• Use a cotton cloth with water and a mild cleaning product to clean
the Bike. Other fabrics, including paper towels, may scratch the
surface. Do not use ammonia or acid-based cleaners.
• Clean the housing thoroughly on a regular basis.
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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Follow the schedule below to ensure proper operation of the product.
ITEM
WEEKLY
MONTHLY
DISPLAY CONSOLE
CLEAN
INSPECT
BI-ANNUALLY
ANNUALLY
INSPECT
CONSOLE MOUNTING BOLTS
FRAME
CLEAN
SEAT FRAME
CLEAN
INSPECT
HANDLEBARS
CLEAN
INSPECT
PLASTIC COVERS
CLEAN
INSPECT
PEDALS AND STRAPS
CLEAN
INSPECT
SEAT
CLEAN
INSPECT
INSPECT
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Our Bikes are designed to be reliable and easy to use. If, however, you
have a problem, these troubleshooting steps may reveal the cause.
PROBLEM: The console does not light up.
SOLUTION: Make sure you are pedaling the Bike.
SOLUTION: Make sure the wire harness is plugged into the back of the
console.
PROBLEM: The Bike is making a
clicking noise.
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SOLUTION: Using the pedal
wrench supplied with your Bike,
remove both the left and right
pedals, apply grease to the
threaded portion and reassemble
the pedals onto the Bike. Make
sure the pedals are tight.
SOLUTION: Make sure the pedal straps or your shoe laces are not hitting
the side cover.
SOLUTION: Assure seat adjustment is tight (see pages 8 and 9).
PROBLEM: The Bike makes a squeaking or creaking noise.
SOLUTION: Check and tighten all hardware.
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PROBLEM: The seat on your
semi--recumbent Bike rocks from
side to side.
SOLUTION: With a 13mm wrench,
loosen the Fixing Nuts on the side
of the seat frame. With an 11mm
wrench, pivot the Adjusting Post so
the Fixing Nut is at the top of the
slot. Tighten the Fixing Nut with the
13mm wrench.
NOTE: If the above steps fail to remedy the problem, discontinue use, turn
the power off and contact your retailer.
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OBTAINING SERVICE
Do not attempt to service this Bike yourself except for the maintenance
tasks described in this manual. For information on service to your
VISION FITNESS Bike, contact the local retailer from whom you
purchased the Bike. To expedite service, please make sure to have your
serial number available. The serial number is found on a label located on
the front support tube of your Bike.
SERIAL NUMBER:______________________
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HEART RATE MONITOR CHEST STRAP
PROBLEM: No pulse reading appears.
SOLUTION: There may be a poor connection between the contact pads
and skin; remoisten the electrode pads.
SOLUTION: Transmitter is not properly positioned; reposition the chest
strap.
SOLUTION: Verify that the distance between the transmitter and receiver
is not beyond the recommended range of 36 inches.
PROBLEM: There is an erratic pulse rate.
SOLUTION: Chest strap is too loose; readjust according to directions.
NOTE: It is possible that heart rate monitors will not function properly on
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some people for a variety of reasons. It may be necessary to
experiment with the fit and position of the chest strap. Outside interference
sources such as computers, motors, electric dog fences, home security
systems, remote controls, CD players, fluorescent lights, etc., may cause
problems for heart rate monitors.
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY
VISION FITNESS extends the following exclusive, limited warranty, which shall
apply only to the use of the device in the home, for residential, non-commercial
purposes. Any other use of the device shall void this warranty.
VISION FITNESS hereby extends the following limited warranties for the following
components of the device, for the time period indicated:
FRAME - LIFETIME VISION FITNESS warrants the Frame against defects in
workmanship and materials for the life of the product, as long as it remains in the
possession of the original owner.
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CAMBRIDGE MOTOR WORKSTM GENERATOR SYSTEM - LIFETIME
VISION FITNESS warrants the Cambridge Motor Works ™ Generator System
against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the product, as long
as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.
ELECTRONICS & PARTS - THREE YEARS VISION FITNESS warrants the Electronic
components and all original Parts against defects in workmanship and
materials for a period of three years from the date of purchase, as long as the
device remains in the possession of the original owner.
LABOR - TWO YEARS VISION FITNESS shall cover the Labor cost for the repair
of the device for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, as long
as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY (continued)
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
The exclusive remedy for any of the above warranties shall be repair or
replacement of defective Parts, or the supply of Labor to cure any defect,
provided that Labor shall be limited to two years. All Labor shall be supplied by
the local Retailer and the product must be located within that Retailer’s service
area. Products located outside the Retailer’s service area will not be covered by
the Labor warranty.
GENERAL
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not transferable. This
warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective Frame,
Cambridge Motor WorksTM, Generator, Electronic component, or defective Part
and is the sole remedy of the warranty. The warranty does not cover normal wear
and tear, improper assembly or maintenance, or installation of parts or accessories
not originally intended or compatible with the Fitness Product as sold. The warranty
does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion,
discoloration of paint or plastic, or neglect. VISION FITNESS shall not be
responsible for incidental or consequential damages. Parts and Electronic
components reconditioned to As New Condition by VISION FITNESS or its
vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty replacement parts and constitute
fulfillment of warranty terms. Any warranty replacement parts shall be warranted
for the remainder of the original warranty term.
VISION FITNESS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or of
merchantability. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and your rights may
vary from state to state.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to VISION FITNESS before a
warranty claim can be processed. You may also register via our website at
www.visionfitness.com. Inside the enclosed warranty card, you will find a
customer survey. Your care in completing the survey will be of value to us in
serving you in the future. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. We
are certain you will enjoy your new Fitness Bike. Thank you for selecting a
VISION FITNESS product.
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COMMERCIAL WARRANTY
COMMERCIAL USES DEFINED VISION FITNESS warrants the E3600HRT &
R2600HRT Fitness Bikes for use in commercial facilities. Examples of commercial
facilities include but are not limited to: Hotels; Resorts; Police and Fire Stations;
Apartment Complexes; Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinics; Hospitals;
Elementary, Middle, and High Schools; YMCAs; Private Health Clubs; Colleges
and Universities.
FRAME - LIFETIME VISION FITNESS warrants the Frame against defects in
workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner, as long as the
device remains in the possession of the original owner.
GENERAL
CAMBRIDGE MOTOR WORKSTM GENERATOR SYSTEM, ELECTRONICS & PARTS
- THREE YEARS VISION FITNESS warrants the Generator System, Electronics &
Parts against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three years from
date of original purchase, as long as the device remains in the possession of the
original owner.
LABOR - ONE YEAR For a period of one year from the date of purchase,
VISION FITNESS, through its local retailers, will provide the necessary Labor for
repair and replacement of Frames, Electronics, Motors, and Parts under this
warranty, as long as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.
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COMMERCIAL WARRANTY (continued)
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
The exclusive remedy for any of the above warranties shall be repair or
replacement of defective Parts or the supply of Labor to cure any defect, provided
that the Labor be limited to one year.
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EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not transferable. This
warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective Frame,
Electronic component, or defective Part and is the sole remedy of the warranty. The
warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, improper assembly or
maintenance, or installation of parts or accessories not originally intended or
compatible with the product as sold. This warranty does not apply to damage or
failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion, discoloration of paint or plastic or
neglect. VISION FITNESS shall not be responsible for incidental or consequential
damages. Parts and Electronic components reconditioned to As New Condition
by VISION FITNESS or its vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty
replacement parts and constitute fulfillment of warranty terms. Any warranty
replacement parts shall be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty
term.
VISION FITNESS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or of
merchantability. This warranty gives you specific rights, and your rights may vary
from state to state.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to VISION FITNESS before a
warranty claim can be processed. We suggest that commercial facilities register
via our website at www.visionfitness.com and complete the commercial customer
survey. Your care in completing the survey will be of value to us in
serving you in the future. You may also register by filling out and mailing in the
enclosed warranty card. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. We
are certain you will enjoy your new Fitness Bike. Thank you for selecting a
VISION FITNESS product.
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DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM
By purchasing this piece of VISION FITNESS exercise equipment, you
have made a commitment to exercise and now have the convenience of
exercising in your own home. Your new equipment offers the flexibility to
exercise at whatever time suits you best. It will be easier to maintain a
consistent exercise program that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS
GENERAL
An important step in developing a long-term fitness program is to
determine your goals. Is your primary goal to lose weight? Improve muscle
tone? Relieve stress? Prepare for the spring racing schedule? Knowing
what your goals are will help you develop a more successful exercise
program. If possible, try to define your personal goals in precise,
measurable terms over specific periods of time. Examples of these goals
might include:
• Decrease your waistline by two inches over the next two months.
• Run the local 5K race this summer.
• Get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least five days per week.
• Improve your race time by two minutes over the next year.
• Move from walking a mile to jogging a mile within the next three months.
The more specific the goal, the easier it will be to track your progress. If
your goals are long-term, divide them into monthly and weekly segments.
Long-term goals can lose some of the motivational benefits. Short-term
goals are easier to achieve and will allow you to see the progress you are
making. Every time you reach a goal, it is important to set a new goal.
This will lead to a healthier lifestyle and will provide the motivation that
you will need to move forward.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
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Now that you have set your exercise goals, it is time to write them down
and make an exercise schedule that will help you achieve them. By
keeping a fitness diary, you will stay motivated and know where you are
in terms of reaching your goals. As time goes on, you will be able to look
back with pride to see how far you’ve come. For your convenience, we
have included exercise log sheets at the end of this manual.
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
EXERCISE DURATION
A common question asked is, “how much exercise do I need?” We
recommend following the guidelines set up by the American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) for healthy aerobic activity.
• Exercise three to five days per week.
• Warm up for five to 10 minutes before aerobic activity.
• Maintain your exercise activity for 30 to 45 minutes.
• Gradually decrease the intensity of your workout, then stretch to
cool down during the last five to 10 minutes.
If weight loss is a major goal, participate in your aerobic activity at least
30 minutes for five days each week.
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EXERCISE INTENSITY
The next question asked is, “how hard do I need to work out?” To reap
the most cardiovascular benefits from your workout, it is necessary to
exercise within a recommended intensity range. We recommend using
one of two methods to measure exercise intensity. These two methods are
performed by monitoring your exercise heart rate or by using the Rate of
Perceived Exertion (RPE).
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TARGET HEART RATE
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Target Heart Rate is a percentage of your maximum heart rate. Target
Heart Rate will vary for each individual depending on age, current
level of conditioning, and personal fitness goals. Exercise heart rate
should range from 55% to 85% of your maximum heart rate. As a
point of reference, we use the predicted maximum heart rate formula
of (220 minus age) to determine your heart rate training zone. Please
use the following chart to determine your predicted Target Heart Rate.
EXAMPLE:
If you are a 30-year-old, your predicted maximum heart rate is 190 based
on the (220 minus age) formula.
220 – 30 = 190
Based on the chart above, your heart rate training zone is 104 to 161,
which is 55%–85% of 190.
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RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is one of the easiest ways to monitor
exercise intensity. By becoming familiar with the RPE scale, you can
continually assess your level of intensity and insure a level of exertion that
is comfortable. An increase in exercise intensity is directly related to
elevation in exercise heart rate. Consequently, RPE can be used alone or
together with heart rate when monitoring exercise intensity.
RPE SCALE
Nothing at all
Very, very weak
Very weak
Weak
Moderate
Somewhat strong
Strong
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0
.5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Maximal
Very strong
Very, very, strong
The recommended RPE range during exercise for most people is between
3 (moderate) and 5 (strong). The RPE should be independent of your pace.
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BALANCED FITNESS
While cardiovascular exercise has been the primary method of fitness for
many programs over the years, it should not be the only method. Strength
Training and Flexibility Training have become more popular as exercise
has developed. Incorporating Strength and Flexibility Training into your
current exercise program will give you the balance you need to improve
your athletic performance, reduce susceptibility to injury, increase
metabolic rate, increase bone density, and reach your goals faster.
STRENGTH TRAINING
GENERAL
Strength Training was once known as an activity performed by young
males only. That has changed with the advances in scientific research on
Strength Training over the last 20 years or so. Research has proven that,
after age 30, we begin to lose muscle mass if we do not incorporate
Strength Training into our exercise program. With this decrease in muscle
mass, our ability to burn calories decreases, our physical ability to do
work decreases and our susceptibility to injuries increases. The good news
is that, with a proper Strength Training program, we can maintain or even
build muscle as we age. A proper Strength Training program will work the
muscle groups of the upper and lower body. There are now many options
available for Strength Training including: yoga, Pilates, selectorized
machines, free weights, stability balls or medicine balls, exercise tubing
and body weight exercises, just to name a few.
Recommendations for a minimum Strength Training program include:
FREQUENCY: Two to three days per week
VOLUME: One to three sets consisting of eight to 12 repetitions
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STRETCHING
Flexibility Training is not associated with fitness as often as cardiovascular
exercise or Strength Training, even though it is just as important. A good
stretching program will help to maintain flexibility of the hips and lower
back. A flexible person will be less likely to injure themselves in common
activities, such as reaching, twisting and turning, or in uncommon activities
such as the annual softball tournament.
GENERAL
Before stretching, take a few minutes to warm up the muscles because
stretching a cold muscle can cause injury. Start your stretch slowly,
exhaling as you gently stretch the muscle. Try to hold each stretch 15 to
30 seconds. Don’t bounce when you stretch. Holding a stretch offers less
chance of injury. Don’t strain or push a muscle too far. If it hurts, ease up.
Here are a few stretches you can incorporate into your exercise program:
SEATED TOE TOUCH
Sit on the floor with your legs
together and straight out in front of
you. Do not lock your knees.
Extend your fingers toward your
toes, exhaling as you go. Hold for
15 to 30 seconds. Return to the
start position, and repeat as
necessary.
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STANDING QUADRICEPS STRETCH
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Using a wall to provide balance,
grasp your left ankle with your left
hand and hold to stretch. Your
knee should be pointing toward
the floor. Hold the stretch for 15 to
30 seconds. Repeat with your
right leg, and continue to alternate
as necessary.
STANDING CALF STRETCH
Standing about three to four feet
from the wall, take one step
forward with your right foot. Place
your hands on the wall in front of
you. Bend your right leg slowly,
using your movement to control the
amount of stretch in the left calf.
Your left heel should remain on the
ground. Slowly bring yourself
back to the starting position and
switch legs. Repeat as necessary.
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